Gateway to the Plains
In the midst of piñon, juniper, and ponderosa pine woodlands in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe, the remains of an Indian pueblo stand as a meaningful reminder of people who once prevailed here. Now a national historical park demonstrates to modern visitors the cultural exchange and geographic facets central to the rich history of the Pecos Valley.
Did You Know?
Pecos National Historical Park is only 26 miles from Santa Fe, the historic capital of New Mexico. Pecos is located on the eastern entrance of the Glorieta Pass. For centuries people have used this pass as a natural route between the Rio Grande Valley and the plains.